Factors to be considered in Cloud computing adoption

Ali, Omar and Soar, Jeffrey and Yong, Jianming and Tao, Xiaohui (2016) Factors to be considered in Cloud computing adoption. Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: an International Journal, 14 (4). pp. 309-323. ISSN 2405-6456

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Technology plays an important role in helping organizations control quality and costs, and take advantage of opportunities in a highly competitive and increasingly complex business environment. Cloud computing offers greater access to computing power, storage, software, and remote data centres through the web. This research aims to confirm the factors to be considered for cloud computing adoption in Australian regional municipal governments. The research involved data from interviews with IT managers from selected regional municipal governments, and survey data from 480 IT staff across 47 regional municipal governments. The major factors to be considered for the adoption of cloud computing in regional municipal governments were identified as Internet connectivity, Internet speed, availability, reliability, data storage location, security, data sovereignty, cost, integration, data backup, provider dependability, employees’ knowledge, and transportability. The findings of this research may help managers increase their awareness about factors to be considered when regional municipal governments planning to adopt cloud computing.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 06:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2017 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cloud computing; factors; adoption; regional municipal governments
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080604 Database Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3233/WEB-160347
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30448

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